Grade 12 students at Ladysmith Secondary School are strutting the runway to pay for prom.
The LSS fashion show Cabaret 2012 is being held Thurs., Feb. 16, and it will feature 50 grads in duds from stores like Bliss, Bride’s Closet, Tip Top Tailors and Black and Lee.
“This is one of our big fundraisers — the fashion show has been the biggest money maker so far, so we really like to get the community involved,” said show organizer Kathy Desaulniers. “Most of us have known these kids since they were in kindergarten — coached them, done the sports and dancing and this is the last hurrah for everything we’ve done.”
Last year’s event, held March 8, raised approximately $800.
This year, things are being done a little differently.
At the end of the show, all of the grads will come out in formal wear, as opposed to previous years where only a limited number of prom duds were available.
“Part of my goal was to have everybody looking pretty at the end,” Desaulniers said.
The organizing committee is also working to get the grads to take more ownership of the annual event.
“We’re putting a lot of responsibility on them to get out there and sell tickets,” Desaulniers said.
The school is also organizing a post-Super Bowl bottle drive to help raise additional funds.
The LSS fashion show will take place at 7 p.m. in the LSS gym. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for seniors and students.
The tickets are available at Salamander Books, at LSS mornings and after school, and through any of the 2012 graduating class members. Tickets will also be sold at the door.
Attendees can look forward to a night of casual and formal fashion, a silent auction, door prizes and baked goodies.
“It’s a fun night celebrating the fact that they’ve worked so hard, and this is like their last fun fundraiser,” Desaulniers said. “It’s a good family night.”